Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Timely documentaries

Considering some of the recent events in the news, I would like to draw your attention to a few of the documentary films we have on our shelves.
Ralph Nader has entered the presidential race (again). An Unreasonable Man is a 2-hour biography of Nader, covering his early work as a consumer advocate and ending up with his news making 2004 campaign.
Recent primary elections have highlighted the issue of voting technology and technical difficulties. Hacking Democracy is an HBO documentary that looks at electronic voting, how votes are counted, and security holes in America's growing electronic voting systems.
China has recently clamped down on protesters in Tibet, once again isolating the region from the rest of the world. The History Channel looks at the isolated people of Tibet in a film titled Tibet's Lost Paradise: Shangri-La.
Globalization has become a very hot issue. Where is the World Going, Mr. Stiglitz? is a 5-part series looking at how the new world economy is affecting the environment, terrorism, developing nations and immigration. Joseph Stiglitz is a Nobel-winning economist with some very interesting views.

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